FRAMESHOP:FRAMESHOP: REPUBLICAN "SLOW BLEED" FRAME FALSELY ATTRIBUTED TO MURTHA

Phrase First Use by Right-Wing Blog, Attributed to Democrats by Media, Republican Congressmen (Courtesy of Media Matters for America) Media Matters has done a great job tracking the Republican use of the phrase "slow bleed" in what appears to be...

>>Twitter this post!

My Photo
Jeffrey Feldman, Editor-in-Chief
Frameshop, 02/21/2007

Phrase First Use by Right-Wing Blog, Attributed to Democrats by Media, Republican Congressmen

Media Matters has done a great job tracking the Republican use of the phrase "slow bleed" in what appears to be a well-coordinated effort to frame John Murtha's proposed legislation as an act of treason.

"Slow-bleed" was first used February 14, 2007 by right-wing pundit John Bresnahan on the Republican-leaning website Politico.com (House Democrats' New Strategy: Force Slow End to War).  Politico.com posts are listed on LexisNexis and widely distrubuted through news wires.  With this wide reach, Bresnahan's phrase "slow bleed" was quickly repeated throughout the mainstream media.  By February 16, the White House itself was repeating this phrase, followed by its repetition by Republican leaders.

Shockingly, rather than attributing "slow bleed" to a Bresnehan, Republicans have systematically attributed it to Murtha himself--who never said anything of the sort. 

In the video, Trent Lott expresses his outrage at the proposal by asking who the Democrats intend to bleed? 

This, in a nutshell, is how a Republican smear campaign happens.

© 2007 Jeffrey Feldman, Frameshop

© Jeffrey Feldman 2007, Frameshop

>>Twitter this post!

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451cad869e200d834e77f4553ef

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Frameshop: Republican "Slow Bleed" Frame Falsely Attributed to Murtha:

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
Frameshop and all contents copyright © 2004-2009, Jeffrey Feldman. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise noted, content may not be reproduced without expressed written permission.